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Subjects Taught
Criminal Justice I, Criminal Justice II, Criminal Justice III


1977-1980  Walters State Community College - Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice

1993-1997  East Tennessee State University - History Degree with a Concentration in Secondary Education.


1998 - Present - Greeneville Greene County Center for Technology - Criminal Justice Instructor

1997 - Hawkins County Schools  - Homebound Teacher 

1993-1994 Hawkins County Emergency Communications District (9-1-1) -  Executive Director

1990-1993 Hawkins County Sheriff''s Department - Patrol Officer

1990-1993 United States Navy Reserves - Assigned to Cargo Handling Battalion.  Attained rank of First Class Petty Officer

1986-1990 United States Navy -  Assigned to USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, CVN 69; Attained Rank of Second Class Petty Officer. Responsible for 1st division and 3rd divisions

1979-1985  Rogersville Police Department - Patrolman


After receiving an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice from Walters State Community College, Mr. Nickels became a police officer at the age of 19 before new laws took effect on police officer age requirements. He spent 7 years with the Rogersville Police Department. During that time he graduated from the TN Law Enforcement Training Academy in Donelson, TN. and attended numerous in-services and schools for Crime Scene Photography, a DEA drug school, DUI, and many others. In 1986 he joined the U. S. Navy and spent three and one half years aboard the nuclear powered aircraft carrier, USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, CVN 69. Upon completion of his obligated service he remained in the active naval reserves out of Knoxville being assigned to a cargo handling battalion. After his active service he joined the Hawkins County Sheriff's Department where he worked for three years. He then was hired as Director of the Hawkins County 911 district. He left there and returned to college and received a bachelors degree in history with a concentration in secondary education. He minored in Criminal Justice. While in college he worked as a deputy clerk for the Hawkins County Circuit Court Clerk. In 1998 he was hired in his present position. He was fortunate to be the first teacher in the Criminal Justice program here at the center for technology and has tried to build a first class program. He loves his job and enjoys teaching students.